the 11th of November, and anticapitalist/antifascist march took to the
streets against Donald Trump.Also present were many Black Lives Matter
activists. The climax of the march was a moving, marching occupation of
the I-395 tunnel near 3ed st. Immediately prior to that the march
blocked NY Ave to mark 2 months since DC police shot Terrence Sterling
off his motorcycle. At NY Ave, chants included "Terrence Sterling-say
his name" and even "MDP is KKK."
This was the march that began at Mt Vernon Square, then went to Trump
Hotel to pick up more marchers. Like many anti-Trump marches it grew in
size as it passed through neighborhoods. One person observed that this
was "the first good Black Bloc" since the early days of Occupy. In many
ways it resembled the anti-IMF marches of the 2006-2009 era. The degree
of mutual aid and solidarity between marchers at difficult spots seemed
to be unprecedented. There was a lot of wall-hopping to get back off
the freeway, and here it was really needed by many. The whole group held
together and everyone got back out of the tunnels safely.
Barricades were set to delay police, but both setting these up and the escape route used from the tunnels are not for video due to security considerations...